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Re: Major Absalom Bonham
Posted by: Vicki Curry (ID *****3598) Date: November 01, 2003 at 11:02:29
In Reply to: Re: Major Absalom Bonham by Brownie MacKie of 2014

Thank you for your information. I had information sent to me from York, Pennsylvania that is similar to yours. It says that moved from New Jersey to Maryland, locating near Frederick. All of this comes from "The History of York County, Pennsylvania". It does not give his first wife's name or list their children. It does say that when the Revolution started, he went back to New Jersey and enlisted, as did also his sons, Malachi and James. Malachi enlisted with an uncle Malachi in a Maryland regiment, while James (whose mother had died, and who resented his father's subsequent marriage to Miss Rebecca Morris of New Jersey) ran away from home and enlisted under General Greene serving until the close of the war. When peace had again settled over the land, Maj. Absalom Bonham moved to Lincolnton, N.C., where he died about 1794. The only two children listed for him and Rebecca Cox Morris are Samuel Cox and Sarah. Samuel Cox Bonham went back to Pennsylvania and married twice. From his second marriage to Elizabeth Stayman Strickler, he had five children - Rebecca, Sarah, Horace and John Milton (twins), and Emily. Rebecca married Joseph Addison Denny, and they had two children who survived - Richard Alden Denny and Samuela Denny. Richard Alden is my husband's great-grandfather. That would make Absalom Bonham his ggg-grandfather. I guess that all of this is proof of your kinship. Thank you for providing me with more information on Absalom Bonham. As my grandparents and aunts and uncles are all from Lincolnton, I found this tidbit about one of his ancestors very interesting. Thank goodness there was no marriage there anywhere. Vicki Curry


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